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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our handmade Estate Ale highlights the flavors of home. From the sun-drenched fields of Californiaís North Valley comes our Estate Ale. Itís rich with the flavors of the valleyóhops with earthy, grapefruit-like flavors and layered spicy aromas, and barley with mild sweetness and smooth, toasted flavors. Enjoy this remarkable homegrown ale, made with organic wet hops and barley grown at our brewery in Chico, and one of the few estate-made ales produced anywhere in the world. Together, these crops grow alongside the brewery to make a truly unique brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Draught at RFDís 11/7/05: Well this was pretty exciting to try. Clear medium amber body with a light beige head. Nice retention of the head, even in our small plastic glass (rating purists, youíre just going to have to deal with that one). Aroma is extremely fresh hops, like Iím standing in a hop field, however these hops are more fruity than most, yet also having a bitter grapefruit undertone. Flavor is very grassy grapefruit, fruit, grain, and wet sponge. Not really sure where I pulled that one from, but thatís what the notes say, from the beginning of the tasting too. Light-medium body, light-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Had this at the SN Tap room. Quite nice. Not as hoppy as Harvest Ale. Nice pour with plenty of lacing, while the head lingered on top all the way down. Slight fruityness with just ever so slight bitterness at the finish. Very Enjoyable and a Must Try Brew when you have the opportunity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 (10/4/09, 32oz bottle) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, light spice, honey. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, some bread. Light-medium body, some resin. (8/3/7/3/15)

(11/8/05) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some caramel, berry, light melon. Taste is medium sweet, spruce, caramel, light melon. Soft medium body, easy to drink. Good stuff, but I prefer the Harvest. (8/4/7/4/15)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
tap @ toronado:opaque orange aroma is moist and dewey. crisp and bitter flavor. slightly sweet and smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Very sweet aroma like candy apples and mild hops. Reddish gold w/ almost no lacing and a medium head. Hoppy in the mouth with ctrus and flowery notes. Medium body and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
(Draft: Wet Hop Beer Festival, OíBrienís in San Diego, CA) Malty, moderately sweet and a strong hoppiness. Sounds good, doesnít it? There might even be a hint of light roastiness in there too. The nose is more malty and fruity than hoppy. Fairly substantial palate. Dark golden color. Off-white head has good size during the pour and leaves dense lace on the glass. The best of the 4 dry hopped Sierra Nevada beers in this festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Aromas are almost lager-like with fresh hops. A golden hue with a thick white head. Flavors are floral and piney. Medium-bodied -malty with a slight roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
This brew pours with an amber-orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and flowery with a slight hoppy grapefruity note. Not very aromatic. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with flowery notes, a touch of grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied and dry yet surprisingly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
crystal clear amber solid sheet and a solid sheet of froth..nice but restrained hop aroma, balanced with sufficient sweetness...flavors were quite similar to SNPA with a touch more balanced bitterness, and a little more pronounced caramel spicing...nice & drinkable though for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2004
The name of this is really 20th Street Green Hop Ale because it is brewed with only fresh (green/wet) hops grown at SNís 3 acre hop garden that is on 20th St. across from the brewery. It is usually only available at the brewery but I got to taste it on tap at Hopunionís tasting room in September when attendended there hop and brewing school. - It pours a clear deep coppper color with great head and lacing. Earthy, malty rosey, sulfur notes in the nose and flavor. Nice "Wet" hop taste.

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